AskDefine | Define zilch

Word Net

zilch n : a quantity of no importance; "it looked like nothing I had ever seen before"; "reduced to nil all the work we had done"; "we racked up a pathetic goose egg"; "it was all for naught"; "I didn't hear zilch about it" [syn: nothing, nil, nix, nada, null, aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, naught, zero, zip]

Moby Thesaurus

aught, cipher, goose egg, insignificancy, nada, naught, nichts, nihil, nil, nix, no such thing, nobody, nothing, nothing at all, nothing on earth, nothing whatever, nullity, thing of naught, whiffet, whippersnapper, zero

English

Etymology

Related to creative origin of Mr. Zilch in Ballyhoo, 1930's humor magazine.

Noun

  1. nothing; zero

Adjective

  1. nothing; zero
Zilch may refer to:
  • Zile, a city in eastern Turkey
  • Zilch (band), a Japanese American musical group
  • Zilch is a slang term meaning zero
  • Zilch was a mod clothing shop in NYC owned by Monkee Davy Jones in the late 60s.
  • Zilch was a song (actually, a chant) by the Monkees on their Headquarters album.
  • Zilch, a dice game
  • Zilch, is nothing, no value
zilch in Japanese: Zilch
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